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New Volunteer Open Call!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:45 am
by Nylanfs
Have you noticed that the rate of new books going into each version of PCGen has been slowing? Well there is a reason for that, most notably there is a new formula system coming that will require an overhaul of ALL the data, by hand. This will put a big strain on the remaining data team volunteers.

And I did just say "remaining", you see as an all volunteer project people come and people go, some because RL calls them away and their free time evaporates. Other times people need to step back before they become burned out.

Andrew Maitland is the current Data Lead and will be handling the brunt of the formula changeover, but he is currently holding down a full time-job, going back to school and has family, He is rapidly reaching the burn-out point and plans to step back some and help train the new data volunteers once the new formula system is in place.

What does this mean for you? Have you ever wanted to help the project but found the data intimidating? Here's your chance to get some one-on-one assistance with Andrew and help out your favorite project at the same time.

We are looking for some people to help with the project. We have multiple positions that could use some help, these include (but aren't limited to,) customer support (answer new user's questions mostly), people to help with data entry or deal with data bug fixes, of course we always need people for the Code Team which is the under-the-hood engine of the program.

Re: New Volunteer Open Call!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:19 pm
by morairtym
Just started learning the current system so that I could add in missing/incomplete material that I have. I would be interested in helping out if I can. How big of a change is the new system going to be? And how far out do you plan for the switch over?

Re: New Volunteer Open Call!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:15 am
by LegacyKing
All the volunteers and developers are hanging out on hipchat:

Feel free to join us and I'll be happy to explain the processes.